Weight Loss

How to Do the hCG Diet Phase 2 – The “VLCD” Phase

Putting your enthusiasm aside for a second, read on to learn how to make it through the low-calorie diet phase with energy, vitality, and stamina to get the best weight loss results possible! You’ll begin your diet with a daily calorie allowance of 500 calories.  All the foods that will boost your energy and enhance weight loss will be listed …

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hCG Diet Phase 1 – The “Loading” Phase

The Details of Phase 1 of the hCG Diet The purpose of Phase 1 is to eat as many nutrient-dense calories as possible throughout your two loading days. Don’t get too excited just yet since it only lasts 48 hours. You’ll want to consume as much high-calorie, healthy-fat foods to start off the fat-burning process in high gear. Below, you’ll find …

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Morning Routine to Boost Your Mind (as seen on CNN)

While everyone has their own unique version of the ‘perfect morning routine’, here’s a morning routine workout that will also help to boost your mind! Research shows that cardiovascular exercise can help to enlarge the part of your brain that leads to learning – the hippocampus.  Exercise has many positive impacts on the body such as improving your mood, memory, …

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Under 15 Minute Full-Body HIIT Workout from Jeanette Jenkins (as seen on SELF)

As a fitness trainer in Chicago, many of my clients ask for workouts that are impactful but won’t take up too much of their time. When they request shorter workouts, I always have them try HIIT workouts such as this total-body workout from Jeanette Jenkins!  HIIT workouts are fantastic for women on the go because they require all of your …

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Our December End of Round Winners Share Their Tips l 12WBT 12WBT

Reviewed by: Lisa Donaldson, APD, M.Nutr&Diet, B.Edu When changing your lifestyle to embrace a healthy outlook, you can go through a lot of highs and lows before your new ways become habits! Our inspiring End of Round Winners share what motivated them to get started and the best tips that got them through! Katrina Hamann I have lost a total of …

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Common Dance Injuries (And How To Avoid Them) l 12WBT Blog 12WBT

Every activity carries with it risks of injury or ailment, from gym workouts to training at home or walking outside! But with the right preparation, you can save yourself a lot of heartache and pain. Dancing is on the higher end of the scale for physically demanding activities – this I am only just learning now from Dancing With The …

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The Best Stretches to do Before & After Dancing l 12WBT 12WBT

One of the most important parts of getting myself ready for ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ is the warm up and cool down – specifically – getting in my stretches. I want to stay in the competition as long as I can – and I’m not about to let potential injury get in the way! Spending a little time ahead of your …

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